News round-up: Leonine to sell ‘Troppo’; Endeavor makes FAST move; SF Studios unveils Danish comedy

Leonine to sell Troppo Germany’s Leonine Studios has acquired international distribution rights to 8 x 60-minute crime drama Troppo from AGC Television. The show, which is based on the Crimson Lake novel series written by Candice Fox, was created and written by Yolanda Ramke (Cargo). She co-directed the series with Jocelyn Moorhouse, Catherine Millar, Ben Howling and […]

The CW axes Frequency, No Tomorrow

High-concept dramas Frequency and No Tomorrow will not return to US broadcast network The CW. The futures of both shows had been unclear, with ratings well below average despite some buzz at last year’s Upfronts and LA Screenings. They now become the only series on the Warner Bros.- and CBS-backed network in recent years not […]

Cruel Intentions, MacGyver rebooted in US

US broadcasters NBC and CBS have given separate pilot orders to classic American scripted properties. NBC will rework 1999 cult movie Cruel Intentions, telling the story of the son of Ryan Phillippe’s character in the film, while CBS has ordered a pilot for a new version of 1980s procedural MacGyver. Cruel Intentions has original writer-director […]

CW books date with Voorhees on Friday the 13th

US broadcast network The CW has put a TV adaptation to the Friday the 13th horror film series into development. According to US reports from the Television Critics Association tour, the series will reimagine iconic masked serial killer Jason Voorhees as being more grounded in reality than the slasher movies. Steve Mitchell and Craig Van […]